Here are some great suggestions, culled from 40 years of Canadian Living© magazine.
1. If you’re renovating your home [to live in or prior to selling], start at the top floor and work your way down. You don’t want debris being hauled out through finished rooms.
2. When painting, punch holes in the rim of the paint can with a hammer and nail. The excess paint from your brush will drip back into the can – not all over the outside of the can.
3. To catch drips when painting ceilings, poke the handle of your paint brush or roller through a paper plate.
4. Choosing new window treatments? Select sheers in neutral colours that coordinate with your wall trim or ceiling for a more pulled-together look.
5. Before you choose your paint, view paint samples at different times of day. The change of light affects a paint colour’s appearance, so don’t commit until you’ve checked it out.
6. Decorating a small space? Furniture made of transparent materials, like acrylic and glass, have less visual weight than similar-size opaque pieces, making them perfect for a small space.